Well, what can you say about THE tourist stop? It is crowded with tour ships, busses, cars, humanity. And it is impossible without a guide, not to mention if you don't use a tour service you have to purchase your own expensive visa...thanks Russia...you don't make enough on tourists? The Hermitage, the churches, the rivers....there is no way to write about this stop in a paragraph any more than I could write about New York, Rome or Paris in a paragraph. It just seems that much more so because it is....well.....Russia. By the way: Tourist be warned, like the other cities mentioned PICK POCKETS galore.